Many of those musicians only learned recently of the damage through a report in The New York Times, after Universal downplayed the impact for years. Several acts, including Soundgarden and an estate representing Tupac Shakur, have sued, alleging that Universal failed to protect music ruined in the fire and inform them of the extent of its impact. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Facebook Universal suggested the Times “overstated” the losses, but the label’s CEO has said he owes the artists “transparency” and “answers” on the damage.Adams says he only learned of the impact when he started plotting a 30th anniversary reissue of his No. 1 album Reckless six years ago. Bryan Adams performs during the 2015 AFL Grand Final match between the Hawthorn Hawks and the West Coast Eagles at Melbourne Cricket Ground on October 3, 2015 in Melbourne, Australia. Quinn Rooney / GETTY IMAGES He contacted the archival department of Universal Music Group, which stored the master tapes, artwork and videos for his album, which included the massive hits “Summer of ‘69” and “Heaven.” But he returned almost empty-handed when they couldn’t find copies.Adams explained by email he eventually located a “safety copy” of the Reckless master at his vault in the Warehouse Studio in Vancouver, which led to a remastered edition of Reckless in 2014.But he says he’s uncertain if master copies for his eight other studio albums at A&M, which was later acquired by Universal, still exist. Those projects would include Cuts Like a Knife and Waking Up the Neighbours.Sheryl Crow, meanwhile. says the original tapes of albums such as Tuesday Night Music Club and the track “All I Wanna Do” perished in a 2008 fire at Universal Music Group.Crow told the BBC Wednesday that her master tapes and back-ups were destroyed in the blaze and that she only discovered the loss after a New York Times report revealed the extent of the damage.Crow says the fire “feels a little apocalyptic” and that she didn’t “understand the coverup.”Universal did not immediately respond to a request for comment.By David Friend ~ The Canadian Press ~ With files from the Associated Press Login/Register With: Advertisement Twitter Bryan Adams says the original masters of many of his biggest hits were likely destroyed in a 2008 fire at Universal Studios Hollywood, a blaze for which the extent of the damage has only recently come to light.The Kingston, Ont.-born singer-songwriter is among hundreds of artists whose original master recordings, artwork and photography is believed to have perished in the massive fire that engulfed a part of the Hollywood backlot over a decade ago. The list includes a number of Canadian acts, including Joni Mitchell, Nelly Furtado and Rufus Wainwright. Advertisement
Tom FennarioAPTN NewsCooking for 150 people is never easy.Doing it on a stove with only two working burners makes it even harder. But despite the unexpected setback, Annie Pisuktie wouldn’t want to be anywhere else right now.“Because I love my people. It makes them so happy, and it also makes me very happy to see my people happy, the Inuit. I do it for the Inuit of Montreal,” said Pisuktie, who is originally from Iqaluit but has lived in Montreal for almost 40 years.While she might be running things in this kitchen, Pisuktie isn’t alone.In the hours leading up to the feast there are anywhere from six to eight people furiously helping her prepare this meal in the kitchen of a borrowed church basement.The organization they are a part of, the Southern Quebec Inuit Association (SQIA), organizes a feast in Montreal about every two months.It’s a way for Inuit in the city to gather and eat country food.Although for the holidays, they kick things up a notch. Aside from Inuit country food standards such as arctic char, fermented walrus, and seal, this feast has holiday classics like turkey, mashed potatoes, and few dishes you might not get at other Christmas parties.“I would have to say caribou. Caribou is like the top, number one for me now, I’m really excited, Annie makes the best caribou stew, ever,” said 25 year old Elizabeth Irqumia-Steinberg.Irqumia-Steinberg has lived in Montreal her whole life and the Inuk woman is grateful to have a venue to be with other Inuit.“I get reconnected with my culture, with my background and with family members and I feel at home when I’m taking part,” said Irquima-Steinberg, who volunteers with the SQIA.According to Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (ITK), the organization that represents Inuit in Canada, the Inuit population has grown by almost 30 per cent since 2006, almost three times the national average.But the Inuit population outside of their ancestral homelands (the four regions that are known together as Inuit Nunagat) has grown even more, by 62 per cent.This is in part because many Inuit are moving to urban centres such as Montreal, Ottawa and Edmonton to escape housing shortages or to pursue employment and education.Making gathering like this feast all the more important.“Where we feel at home with our culture, with our family, with our friends, and the children, watching all the kids play, it’s the best thing,” added Irqumia-Steinberg.Being six months pregnant, Irqumia-Steinberg is looking forward to coming to these feasts once her child is born.Not only as a way for them to meet other Inuit, but as an opportunity to try delicacies such as Annie Pisuktie’s caribou stew.Although getting the secret ingredient for her stew out of Pisuktie might take some time.When queried by APTN News, she played coy.“TLC,” said Pisuktie, with a wide smile on her face “Tender loving care.”firstname.lastname@example.org@tfennario
Henderson said that the city’s other bridges and culverts, including the one that was famously overtopped two years ago on 8th St., are currently faring well with the high water levels. He said that officials have so far not had any reports of damage to residents’ property. Henderson added however that the situation may change as water levels tend to peak in the late afternoon due to the warn daytime temperatures.As another precautionary measure, the City of Dawson Creek is handing out free sand bags for residents. The sandbags and sand will be made available at the west side of Kitchen Park, at the corner of 18th Street and 109th Avenue. Henderson said that although the creek is not expected to reach levels seen in prior floods, there may be some residents who could use sandbags to divert runoff.Updates can be found on the City’s Facebook page. DAWSON CREEK, B.C. — The City of Dawson Creek has closed the 17th Street Bridge because of rising water levels in the city’s namesake, though officials don’t believe that the water will rise to levels last seen two years ago.Dawson Creek’s General Manager of Development Services Kevin Henderson said the City decided to close the 17th Street bridge earlier today as a precautionary measure. Henderson explained that the water in Dawson Creek did overtop the bridge for a short time this morning, though it has since receded to approximately a foot below the road level.The bridge was one of several that were closed during the floods of June 2016, though it reopened a short time after.
Launching the appeal in Geneva, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs John Holmes said the appeal is designed to make emergency response efforts more predictable, effective and accountable.“The aim is to reinforce our support to governments in providing relief and protection to people affected by emergencies,” he said. “The budget we are seeking represents a tiny proportion of the $3.9 billion we sought through humanitarian appeals for field operations around the world in 2007, but should improve the speed and quality of response in current and future crises.”The inter-agency appeal seeks funds for 11 different sectors: agriculture; camp coordination and management; early recovery; education; shelter; telecommunications; health; logistics; nutrition; protection; and water, sanitation and hygiene.The funds raised from Member States will be used to not only build rosters of expert staff for rapid deployment and ensure there are adequate stockpiles of emergency goods, but to develop common standards, systems and tools for responding to international emergencies.Aside from the UN family of agencies and programmes, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and other NGOs are also taking part in the capacity-building exercise.The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said 10 countries responded generously to last year’s first capacity-building appeal, which raised $38 million. This year’s appeal will be the last of its kind, OCHA added in a news release. 25 April 2007The United Nations humanitarian arm today launched a $62.5 million appeal to boost the capacity of the world body and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to respond to emergencies and crises, from the rapid deployment of expert staff to ensuring there are adequate stockpiles of goods available at short notice.
Targeting of schools and schoolchildren is a serious violation of international humanitarian law, the 15-member Council said in a statement that expressed their deep sympathy and condolences to the families of the victims of this “heinous act.” The two blasts occurred as children were leaving the Ekremah al-Makhzoumi primary school in Homs, killing more than 50 people and injuring dozens more.Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict, Leila Zerrougui are among the senior UN official who have condemned the attack and its timing. In today’s statement, the Council reiterated its condemnation of all grave violations and abuses committed against civilians including children, and reaffirming that those who have committed or are otherwise responsible for such violations or abuses in Syria must be brought to justice. The Council, whose presidency is this month held by Argentina, also reiterated their determination to combat all forms of terrorism.
BELLEVILLE, Ont. — Logan Brown had a goal and an assist during a three-goal flurry in the third period as the Belleville Senators surged back for a 4-2 win over the Utica Comets in American Hockey League action Friday.Jordan Murray and Filip Chlapik also scored in the final frame for Belleville, the AHL affiliate for the Ottawa Senators (10-11-1), while Adam Tambellini opened the scoring at 10:04 of the first period.Tanner Kero and Tony Cameranesi supplied the offence for the Comets (9-12-2), the farm team for the Vancouver Canucks, getting on the board at 15:20 and 17:34 of the second period, respectively.Marcus Hogberg made 25 saves for the victory. Thatcher Demko stopped 29 shots in the defeat.Both clubs were scoreless in four attempts on the power play.The Canadian Press
It’s been a while, but Google is back to offering us an interactive Google Doodle. The celebration that triggered the doodle is Alexander Calder, the famous sculptor who would have been 113 today.The doodle is an interactive mobile sculpture for good reason, as Calder was the inventor of these so-called “mobiles”. He came up with the idea after moving to Paris at the age of 28 and firstly created the Cirque Calder, a miniature working circus that could fit inside a suitcase.AdChoices广告It was constructed from a number of common materials including wire and string. Because it was so portable he could take it with him and give performances which soon became very popular. When he moved back to the U.S. he carried on this trend of creating kinetic sculptures with the production of wooden push and pull toys.Experience using wire and an interest in kinetic sculpture eventually lead to the creation of mobiles. The use of wire to suspend characters in his circus combined with an interest in abstract sculpture allowed him to create these unusual floating sculptures that are both enjoyable to look at, but also bring a room alive with the shadows they cast. Even if you’ve never seen one in person, it’s likely a smaller version inspired by his sculptures was placed above your cot as a child.The Google Doodle is one of these mobiles that not only is interactive by turning it with your left mouse button, but also casts a shadow below the search box. There’s also an easter egg for laptop owners as apparently you can make it move by shaking your machine (if your laptop has an accelerometer).Read more at Alexander Calder at Wikipedia and view the doodle which should be available on the Google Search homepage until tomorrow.
STOW, MA — “The best way to prevent a Christmas tree fire is to water it every day, place it well away from heat sources, and dispose of it soon after the holiday,” said State Fire Marshal Peter J. Ostroskey. “Although Christmas tree fires are rare these days, they are very serious when they do occur.”According to the U.S. Fire Administration, one-quarter of home Christmas tree fires are caused by electrical problems and one-quarter start when the tree is placed too close to a heat source such as a fireplace, woodstove, radiator or space heater.“It’s important to place your tree away from heating sources like fireplaces, woodstoves, radiators or portable heaters and make sure you don’t block your second way out of a room in case of emergency,” said State Fire Marshal Ostroskey. “You may not expect to need to that second way out or to use the balcony in winter, but always have two clear ways out of each room,” he added.“Turn off the tree when leaving the house or going to sleep,” said Ostroskey. “Consider using a timer so you won’t forget.”Selecting a Tree: Give natural trees a fresh cut at the base and place them in water immediately. When purchasing a tree, buy one that is as fresh as possible. Tap the butt on the ground and grab a branch near the top and pull your hand along it slowly. Needles should not fall off. If you bend a needle and it breaks before bending in half, it’s too dry! If you use an artificial tree, select one with a flame retardant label. Disposing of the Tree: Remove your tree soon after the holidays and take advantage of the curbside pick-up day, if available, or recycling programs.The U. S. Fire Administration website has a stunning video from the National Institute of Standards and Training (NIST) illustrating how a dry Christmas tree can act like a blowtorch in your living room and the National Fire Protection Association has side-by-side video showing a dry Christmas tree on fire and a well-watered Christmas tree on fire. The fire in a well–watered tree takes much longer to progress.Outdoor DecorationsThe State Fire Marshal offers these tips for safe use of outdoor lights:Be sure to use only lights rated for outdoor use.Consider replacing older outdoor lights with newer LED lights that are ‘greener’ and cooler.Securely anchor outdoor lights and decorations against the wind and storms with insulated holders or hooks.Use electrical connection protectors to keep water out.All outdoor electrical decorations should be plugged into a ground-fault circuit interrupter (GFCI). You can buy portable units for outdoor use, or you can have them permanently installed by an electrician.Don’t overload circuits. 15 amp circuits support 1,800 watts and 20 amp circuits support 2,400 watts.Do not drive nails, staples or tacks through wiring insulation; this can cause a fire.Bring outdoor electrical lights inside after the holidays to prevent hazards and extend their life.Smoke and CO AlarmsOstroskey said, “No one thinks they will experience a fire, but sadly so many do over the holidays. Be sure that your smoke and carbon monoxide alarms are in good working order and review your home escape plan with family and guests.”For more information on fire safety, contact your local fire department or the Office of the State Fire Marshal at 1-877-9 NO FIRE or online at Winter Holiday Safety.(NOTE: The above press release is from the State Fire Marshal.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email email@example.com.Thank You To Our Sponsor:Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedState Fire Marshal Issues Holiday Decorating Safety TipsIn “Government”State Fire Marshal Issues Holiday Decorating Safety TipsIn “Government”State Fire Marshal Issues Holiday Decorating Safety TipsIn “Government” Placing the Tree: Place your tree in a non-tip style stand with wide feet, using extra wires if needed to keep it steady. Keep doorways and exits clear. Place your tree and decorations away from heaters, fireplaces, candles, and other sources of heat.Decorating the Tree: Purchase electric holiday lights that are listed by an approved testing agency and follow the manufacturer’s directions. Consider switching to newer LED lights that are cooler and use less electricity. Inspect older lights for frayed wires or other defects. Make sure the bulbs themselves are not touching the tree, curtains, wrapped gifts, or tree skirts. Never use lighted candles as decorations. Turn off the lights when leaving the house or going to bed for the night. Caring for the Tree: Make a fresh cut an inch or two off the bottom before placing it in the stand. This will help with absorption. Water a live tree every day. When the tree becomes dry, discard it promptly.
New Delhi: The Delhi government on Sunday extended till July 8 the summer break for student up to Class 8 due to the hot weather. Delhi Education Minister Manish Sisodia said that while schools will reopen on July 8 for these students, classes will start for senior classes as per earlier schedule. “Due to the hot weather in Delhi, the summer break for schools in the city has been extended for a week for students up to Class 8,” Sisodia tweeted.
.A restaurant selling heavy local foods in a remote village of Gazipur attracts hundreds of food lovers of different places to taste traditional items.Bharta — traditional mashed dishes made up of vegetables, fish and meat — is the main offer of Tota Miah’s ‘Niribili Restaurant’ or the restaurant of tranquility.And the number of items of such Bharta that are served there from time to time is unthinkably high — 70.Every day, around 300 foodies visit ‘Niribili Restaurant’, which is also called Tota Miah’s Hotel, located in Tok Nayan Bazar of Kapasia upazila, Gazipur, far away from hue and cry of metropolitan life. Many people in this part of the world refer to restaurant as hotel.”I always try to serve my customers with fresh foods,” Tota Miah said.Other than Bharta, he sells around 40 items of curry and also home-made pickles.”The fishes we cook are bought directly from the fishermen so that they contain no preservatives and people can take their original taste,” Tota Miah said of quality of foods.There are 15 cooks and 5 waiters there to serve the customers from morning till late night.Nur Mohammad was one of the customers, who came along with his family members from Narsingdi on last Saturday.”We very much loved the delicious mashed dishes and they are being offered at quite reasonable prices,” he expressed his experience.The restaurant sees much more customers at the weekend — Friday and Saturday. Tota Miah’s cooks then prepare more items. In all, this restraunt offers up to 150 items at the weekend.A package of 20 different mashed dishes is sold for Tk 200 or so and a package of 15 items of curries for the same amount. A package of fish or meat curry with rice is sold for Tk 150.Tota Miah said, fifth among eight children of his parents of the locality, he had to begin working at a very young age. He first worked a waiter and later as a boiled-rice vendor.Tota Miah shifted to beach town of Cox’s Bazar and then Chittagong, seeking a better fortune. He eventually came back within a few years to venture on a restaurant of his own as the local people encouraged him to sell foods.Banking on his initial success in Niribili, Tota Miah has transformed once corrogated iron sheet house into a pucca (brick-built) house.*This report, originally published in Prothom Alo print edition, has been rewritten in English by Farjana Liakat.
In this file photo taken on 25 August 2018 Rohingya refugees perform prayers as they attend a ceremony organised to remember the first anniversary of a military crackdown that prompted a massive exodus of people from Myanmar to Bangladesh, at the Kutupalong refugee camp in Ukhia. Photo: AFPCanadian lawmakers on Thursday unanimously voted to declare Myanmar’s military against the Rohingya people a “genocide.”The House of Commons endorsed the findings of a UN fact-finding mission on Myanmar that found “crimes against humanity have been committed against the Rohingya” and that these acts were sanctioned by top Myanmar military commanders.In a motion, Canadian lawmakers said they “recognise that these crimes against the Rohingya constitute genocide” and urged the UN Security Council to refer the case to the International Criminal Court, while also calling for Myanmar’s generals to be investigated and prosecuted “for the crime of genocide.”“I want to underscore how tragic, how horrific the crimes against the Rohingya are,” foreign minister Chrystia Freeland said. “We are leading an international effort for justice and accountability for the Rohingya.”“Today’s unanimous motion is a very important step in that effort.”A brutal military campaign drove more than 700,000 Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar into neighbouring Bangladesh, where they now live in cramped refugee camps.Many have given accounts of extrajudicial killings, sexual violence and arson.Bangladesh and Myanmar signed an agreement last year to repatriate the Muslim minority—but it has stalled as the Rohingya fear returning to Rakhine without their safety and rights guaranteed.
Share The Latest on Hurricane Irma (all times local):4:45 p.m.The number of deaths at a nursing home in Florida in connection with Hurricane Irma has risen to eight.The office of the Broward Medical Examiner and Trauma Services issued a news release Wednesday afternoon with the names of the victims. Three of the victims were found dead early Wednesday at The Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills, after police got a call about a person with a heart attack. Police say the others died at the hospital or on the way. The victims range in age from 71 to 99.___4:30 p.m.The manager of a Florida nursing home where six people died following Hurricane Irma has a history of health-care fraud accusations.Federal court records show the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Miami filed civil charges in 2004 against Dr. Jack Michel, several other individuals, and several businesses, including Larkin Health Systems. Larkin Health Systems owns The Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills, where three patients were found dead at the nursing home early Wednesday after police got a call about a person with a heart attack. Police say three more died at the hospital or on the way.In 1997, before Michel owned Larkin, federal prosecutors say he and others participated in a kickback scheme that involved paying doctors for referrals and admission to Larkin Community Hospital. Prosecutors say that after he bought the hospital in 1998, Michel and others fraudulently increased the number of patients at the facility, along with their Medicare and Medicaid revenues, by bringing in patients from nursing homes and assisted-living facilities.The case was settled in 2006 for $15.4 million.___4:30 p.m.Pumps are being moved into southwest Florida to help drain floodwaters from communities drenched by Irma’s rainfall and storm surge.The South Florida Water Management District was temporarily moving three pumps from Palm Beach County to Collier County, which officials say was one of the hardest-hit areas in the 16-county district that spans a region stretching from the Keys in the South to Orlando in central Florida.The district also is helping Orlando International Airport drain water from its property to nearby Boggy Creek, officials said.Floodwaters also are being pumped into Lake Okeechobee away from communities and business in the Glades region south of the lake, officials said.___4:30 p.m.A Florida woman who gave birth without a doctor present as Hurricane Irma was approaching Miami has described the experience as “traumatizing.”Because emergency responders were unable to make it to the scene Sunday, Watkins had to give birth in a Miami apartment while she and her boyfriend, David Knight, listened to instructions over the phone from a 911 dispatcher and a doctor.The couple discussed the ordeal during a news conference Wednesday while Watkins held her newborn daughter. Destiny Knight was born two days before her due date, weighing 6 pounds (3 kilograms), 11 ounces (310 grams) and measuring 20 inches (50 centimeters).Watkins says she never considered naming her daughter Irma.____2:55 p.m.An Associated Press journalist is describing what it was like to spend five nights in four motels on the run from Hurricane Irma.Mary Rajkumar is an editor based in Miami.She and her family crisscrossed Florida trying to escape the wrath of Hurricane Irma. They hopscotched from motel to motel before ending up in Jacksonville.But Irma was so wide the storm reached across the whole state and hit them there.She describes struggling to find hotels with vacancies and restaurants that were open.In Jacksonville, the only option appeared to be a Waffle House with a line of 200 people. So instead, her relatives tried a nearby Thai restaurant.The owners said they weren’t open but were just there to check for any damage. Still, they agreed to feed Rajkumar’s family of five adults and two teenagers. She says the search for food was a surprising sight in a country known for its hot dog eating contests and supersized Slurpees.___2:50 p.m.The number of Georgia residents without electricity after Hurricane Irma keeps dropping, and Georgia Power says nearly all of its customers should have their lights back on before the weekend is over.More than 510,000 customers of Georgia Power and Georgia Electric Membership Corp remained without power Wednesday afternoon. That’s down from 1.5 million outages when Irma crossed Georgia as a tropical storm Monday.Georgia Power said in a news release that 95 percent of its customers should have electricity restored by Sunday night, except for homes or businesses too damaged for power to be reconnected.Irma killed two people in Georgia as it flooded coastal communities and toppled trees across most of the state. Gov. Nathan Deal was scheduled to tour storm damaged areas Thursday.___2:45 p.m.A Florida woman fleeing her home because of Hurricane Irma will go back home with $10,000 after buying a lottery scratch-off ticket during a stop in North Carolina.The N.C. Education Lottery reports Tiffany Hatfield of Ocoee, Florida, stopped at a Rocky Mount convenience store before continuing to Virginia. The mother of three said she only stopped at the store because her daughter had to use the bathroom. She said she and her children started screaming when they realized they won.Hatfield claimed her prize on Tuesday. She is already on her way back to Florida, and said she plans to use the money for any repairs she needs, and to redecorate the house with any money left over.___2:35 p.m.Authorities are working to check on other assisted living and retirement communities after six patients at a sweltering Florida nursing home died in Irma’s aftermath.The patients who died were from the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills. Hollywood police Chief Tom Sanchez said police officers were expected to finish checking in on the city’s 42 other assisted living and similar facilities early Wednesday afternoon.At Century Village in Pembroke Pines, more than half of the residential buildings — 77 of 144 — were still without power Wednesday afternoon.Rescue crews from several area municipalities were going door to door in 94-degree heat to perform welfare checks, and a massive water, ice and meal distribution plan was already enacted.Gov. Rick Scott’s office said it has been in regular contact with hospitals, nursing homes and assisted living facilities since before the storm. They are told to call 911 if they believe patients are in danger.Florida requires nursing homes to file an emergency plan with the county officials that includes evacuation plans for residents.___1:50 p.m.Authorities say a 55-year-old Florida man who was preparing his home for Hurricane Irma died after falling off a ladder.The Hillsborough County Medical Examiner’s office reported Wednesday that Vincent Forest was pronounced dead Sunday at a Tampa hospital, a day after the accident at his Lake Placid home.An autopsy performed Tuesday concluded the cause of death was blunt impact to his head, including skull fractures, brain bruising and internal bleeding.Forest was married and worked for Glade and Grove Supply Co. agricultural dealership.His is the 20th death in the U.S. blamed on Irma. Six other deaths of patients in a sweltering nursing home are being investigated.___1:35 p.m.Surviving patients are being treated for dehydration after several others died at a sweltering Florida nursing home in Irma’s aftermath.Dr. Randy Katz is the emergency room director for Memorial Regional Hospital, which is adjacent to the nursing home in Hollywood. He said Wednesday afternoon that about a dozen people still are being treated in the ER. When asked if he expects the death toll to rise, Katz said, “potentially.” Six have died so far.He said most patients are being treated for dehydration, respiratory distress and heat-related problems.The rest of the nursing home’s patients have also been evacuated.Hollywood police Chief Tom Sanchez said investigators who arrived at a nursing home found “very hot” conditions inside. The center was having problems with its air-conditioning, and investigators are looking into whether it had power or was using generators.Sanchez said police officers were expected to finish checking in on the city’s 42 other assisted living and similar facilities early Wednesday afternoon.___1:10 p.m.Former state senator and current Broward County Commissioner Nan Rich said she has been inundated with calls about nursing homes and assisted living facilities that are running out of fuel for generators.Six patients have died at a Broward County nursing home that was having problems with air-conditioning. Authorities were investigating whether it was using a generator and if the power was cut.Rich said Florida Power & Light Company should make facilities like that its first priority as it works to restore power knocked out around the state by Hurricane Irma.She said the power company’s priorities “are messed up.”She said she hasn’t been satisfied with Florida Power and Light’s response to the county.“They’re saying that some of these places may not be up for a week or two,” she said. “These people can’t survive that.”___12:55 p.m.A Florida Keys facility that rehabilitates injured sea turtles has some new arrivals after Hurricane Irma.At the Turtle Hospital in Marathon, the rescued sea creatures sat in tanks fed by water pumped with a generator on Wednesday.A tiny green sea turtle rescued by a Monroe County emergency employee from storm rubble was the first rescue after the hurricane. It was in a tiny plastic bin flipping around.Hospital director Richie Moretti offered a quip about what they chose to call her.He said: “Guess her name? Irma.”___12:40 p.m.President Donald Trump will travel to the Naples area as part of a visit to hurricane-damaged Florida on Thursday.Spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said the president will be in the Naples area, in southwest Florida. Few additional details were available.Nearly all of the state was engulfed by the massive Hurricane Irma. The number of people without has dropped to 9.5 million – just under half of Florida’s population. Utility officials warned it could take 10 days or more for power to be fully restored. About 110,000 people remained in shelters across the state.Trump visited Texas and Louisiana after Hurricane Harvey struck both states in late August.___12:20 p.m.Monroe County officials say water service is slowly being restored to the Florida Keys.County officials said in said in a Facebook update Wednesday: “MORE WATER IS COMING”Water would be turned on for two-hour spurts Wednesday morning and evening in Key West, but officials warned it would need to be boiled before drinking.Key Largo to Marathon should have water in areas that do not have damage to individual service linesBut water in the Lower Keys from Key West to the 7-Mile Bridge was still unavailable due to what officials described as major storm damage.They also cautioned that water remains in short supply and should be conserved.___11:50 a.m.City officials say a sixth patient from a Florida nursing home has died in aftermath of Hurricane Irma.A news release from the city of Hollywood says that three patients were found dead in the facility early Wednesday, while others were taken to the hospital and pronounced dead there. A late morning news release said a total of six have died.Hollywood Police Chief Tom Sanchez said investigators believe the deaths at the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills were heat-related. He said the building has been sealed off for the criminal investigation but didn’t give further details.The rest of the center’s patients were evacuated. The center has had electricity and air-conditioning problems after Irma.___11:30 a.m.Several gas stations and a hardware store have reopened in the upper Florida Keys after Hurricane Irma.But residents still weren’t being allowed past Lower Matecumbe Key.On Conch Key in Coral Key Village, a devastated trailer park remained a debris-filled ghost town. Cars left behind were covered in silt, and seaweed and strewn furniture filled what a week ago were yards. A line of fallen mailboxes still had mail from before Irma inside.Near Marathon, a sunken boat was visible in the once-again turquoise water.At Marathon International Airport, workers loaded pallets of water onto military helicopters.___11:20 a.m.Authorities have identified a Georgia man killed as Tropical Storm Irma slogged through the state.The Fulton County Medical Examiner’s Office in Atlanta said Wednesday that 59-year-old Stanley Williams died when a tree fell on his home in suburban Sandy Springs. The death was previously announced, but the identity wasn’t immediately given.Williams is among two fatalities in Georgia blamed on Irma, which crossed the state’s southwest corner Monday but was large enough to cause damage throughout the state.The Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office said a tree falling onto a car killed 67-year-old Nancy Eason. Eason was a retired court reporter. Her husband, Mike Eason, is a former Cumming police chief and retired agent with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. Mike Eason was driving the car and suffered minor injuries.__11:15 a.m.A criminal investigation has been launched into the deaths of five patients at a Florida nursing home in Irma’s aftermath.Hollywood Police Chief Tom Sanchez said investigators believe the five deaths at the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills were heat-related. He said the building has been sealed off for the criminal investigation but didn’t give further details.A total of 115 patients were evacuated from the nursing home, which lost power in the storm and had no air conditioning. Sanchez did not answer questions regarding whether a generator was running inside the place.Jean Lindor, a kitchen worker, said through a Haitian Creole translator that the air conditioner had not been working since the storm and it had been hot inside.Paulburn Bogle, a member of the housekeeping staff, said the place had been hot but manageable the past few days. The staff used fans, put cold towels and ice on the patients and gave them cold drinks.___10:50 a.m.NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida is still closed Wednesday in Irma’s aftermath.The center still lacks water service, and a post-storm survey has turned up some damage.About 9,000 people work at Kennedy, most of them contractors.Several private companies, including Boeing and SpaceX, have operations at Kennedy and reported minimal damage.___10:45 a.m.Officials in the Florida Keys say it’s too early to estimate the financial losses from Hurricane Irma, but they noted that Monroe County and Florida have some of the strongest building codes in the country.Monroe County Commissioner Heather Carruthers noted that the damage looks bad from the air. But from the ground she noted that “when you clear the trees and all the debris, it’s not much damage to the houses.The county’s message appeared push back against more dire damage estimates from federal officials this week.Carruthers, who lives in Key West, said her house built in 1889 lost shutters but sustained no other damage.Officials say damage was more severe in the areas around Big Pine Key and Cudjoe Key.___10:30 a.m.After five nursing home residents died in Hollywood, Florida, a street nearby street was swarmed with police, fire trucks and ambulances.The streets around the center have been blocked off and a mobile command center has been set up outside.Hollywood police chief Tom Sanchez said during a news conference that officers and fire crews responded Wednesday morning to a call from the facility about some patients in need of critical care.He said crews evacuated 115 patients from the center and are in the process of evacuating another 18 patients from a nearby behavioral facility next door.The 152-bed Rehabilitation Center of Hollywood Hills provides short-term rehabilitative services and long-term care, according to its website___9:50 a.m.Broward County Mayor Barbara Sharief says five people have died from a Florida nursing home that had lost power after Hurricane Irma roared through the state.Police and fire crews began evacuating the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills on Wednesday morning. Sharief confirmed during a news conference that three residents died at the center and two died at the hospital.Sharief said there are no details about the cause of the deaths. No further details were immediately available.___9 a.m.One of the main highways that connects Florida to the rest of the country is in danger of being closed due to flooding caused by Hurricane Irma.The Santa Fe River in north central Florida that runs under Interstate 75 has rapidly risen within the past two days, according to Florida transportation officials. Officials say the water will likely rise further in the coming days.The bridge that crosses the river is just north of Gainesville, the home to the University of Florida. If the highway is closed it would require major detours for those trying to return to the state after evacuating due to Irma.Tennessee is scheduled to play UF this weekend in Gainesville meaning it could cause problems for those trying to attend the game.___9 a.m.The cleanup effort continues in South Carolina after rain, wind, and flooding prompted by Irma.Utilities in South Carolina reported more than 63,000 customers were without service Wednesday morning.Duke Energy had the largest number of outages with nearly 37,000 customers without service. The biggest problems were in Greenville, Anderson and Pickens counties.The Electric Cooperatives of South Carolina reported nearly 15,000 customers without power. Their biggest problems were in Oconee and Charleston counties.South Carolina Electric & Gas Co. had nearly 12,000 customers without service. Beaufort and Charleston counties had the most customers without electricity.South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster on Tuesday lifted an evacuation order that had been in effect on the barrier islands in the southern part of the state.All state offices were resuming normal operating hours Wednesday.___9 a.m.The National Park Service said Irma’s rains and storm surge left 3 feet (1 meter) of water inside Fort Sumter in South Carolina.The Post and Courier of Charleston reported that there was some damage to the fort’s docking pier and some interior facilities. But National Park Service officials say no artifacts were damaged.Dawn Davis with the Fort Sumter National Monument says it will be several days before the fort reopens to the public.Davis said the Charles Pinckney site in Mount Pleasant and Fort Moultrie on Sullivan’s Island will reopen to the public Thursday.Fort Sumter was the site of the first battle of the Civil War.___9 a.m.One person has died in a Hollywood, Florida, nursing home that has no power.Police spokeswoman Miranda Grossman told local news outlets that fire and police crews began evacuating residents at the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills on Wednesday morning.It wasn’t immediately known whether the resident’s death was heat related or due to natural causes.No further details were immediately available.Hollywood is between Fort Lauderdale and Miami.___8:40 a.m.The number of power outages continues to drop in Georgia after the remnants of Hurricane Irma stormed through the state, claiming at least two lives.Less than 600,000 Georgia Power and Electric Member Corp. customers are still without power early Wednesday. The utility companies said they are continuing to assess damage as power is restored.The utility companies say repairs and replacement of downed powerlines could take several days.Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal lifted an evacuation order Tuesday for nearly 540,000 coastal residents. He cautioned that recovery could take longer because the storm affected the entire state.A man was killed when a tree toppled on his house in Sandy Springs, Georgia. The 67-year-old Nancy Eason died after a tree fell on a vehicle in which she was riding in Forsyth County.___7:50 a.m.One person has died and three others are being treated at a hospital for carbon monoxide poisoning from an electric generator in Daytona Beach, Florida, the latest such death as people across the state wait for power to be restored after Hurricane Irma.Daytona Beach Fire Department officials said on Twitter that a generator was running inside the home early Wednesday. Further details weren’t immediately available.Officials across Florida are warning people to keep generators outside their homes.In nearby Orange County, deputies found three people dead and four others were taken to a hospital for treatment of carbon monoxide poisoning Tuesday afternoon. Carbon monoxide from a generator is also suspected in the death of a man in Miami. And authorities say another dozen people were treated for carbon monoxide on Tuesday in Polk and Brevard counties.___6:45 a.m.More than half of a large retirement community in Pembroke Pines, Florida, remains without power after Hurricane Irma, leaving senior citizens trapped in apartments without access to elevators.Pembroke Pines police spokeswoman Amanda Conwell tells the Miami Herald that officers have been on the scene because some of the 15,000 residents at Century Village are vulnerable and “we are concerned about their welfare.”Century Village is a senior community, comprised mostly of people over 55 years of age. Pembroke Pines is northwest of Miami in Broward County.___6:25 a.m.Firefighters had to remove boards from a home that caught on fire in St. Petersburg, Florida, before pulling two adults and two teens to safety.St. Petersburg Fire Rescue District Chief Steve Girk tells local news outlets that firefighters couldn’t tell how big the fire was when they arrived early Wednesday because of the plywood over windows. They pulled off the boards to get inside.The homeowner told firefighters the house lost power during Hurricane Irma.Investigators don’t yet know what caused the fire. Authorities didn’t identify the family.The American Red Cross has been asked to help the family. However they’re dealing with a high volume of cases since the hurricane.___5:20 a.m.French President Emmanuel Macron is visiting hurricane-hammered St. Barts after reportedly staying overnight on the nearby island of St. Martin on a camp cot.Macron is on a visit aimed at offering support and solidarity with struggling islanders after his government had been criticized for not doing enough to prepare and help France’s Caribbean territories devastated by Hurricane Irma last week.Macron’s office said he stayed overnight on St. Martin on Tuesday and is going to St. Barts on Wednesday with the French health minister, who has warned about diseases spreading on the islands after water supplies, electricity and communication were knocked out for days. French media reports said Macron was sleeping on a camp cot in the police station.After spending hours meeting with residents of the French side of the shared French-Dutch island of St. Martin on Tuesday, Macron promised to compensate those who have lost homes and livelihoods and to rebuild the island as a “model” of sustainability and durability with a more diversified economy.___2:10 a.m.France’s president is promising to rebuild stronger Caribbean territories after Hurricane Irma destroyed much of St. Martin and St. Barts.In a visit to the affected islands, French President Emmanuel Macron acknowledged anger over the government’s response to the disaster.He brought in much-needed food, water and medical supplies Tuesday and said officials were working to evacuate those who wanted to leave and set up much-needed services for those who choose to stay.He said France was bringing in air-conditioned tents so children can start classes again soon, and he said a center would be established by Monday to begin processing requests for financial help.Macron pledged to rebuild St. Martin as a “model” for withstanding future storms.___1:45 a.m.Florida residents are drifting back from shelters and far-away havens to see Hurricane Irma’s scattershot destruction.Flooded streets remained Tuesday, and the count of damaged and totaled homes ticked upward even as some curfews were lifted, flights resumed and amusement park rides again twirled.Crews were working to repair the lone highway connecting the Keys. Residents of some of the islands closest to Florida’s mainland were allowed to return and get their first look at the devastation two days after Irma roared in with 130 mph (209 kph) winds.Federal Emergency Management Agency administrator Brock Long says preliminary estimates suggested that 25 percent of the homes in the Keys were destroyed and 65 percent sustained major damage. @weatherchannel twitter handleThe powerful wind speeds of Irma
MARTIN DO NASCIMENTO / KUTA sign in front of a house in Clarksville warns would-be parkers. But does it carry any weight?MARTIN DO NASCIMENTO / KUTThey’re all over town: printed or painted signs in a yard, telling drivers not to park in front of a house. They’re not official signs from the city, threatening legitimate towing or expressing hours you can’t park; they’re more DIY. Nurse practitioner Gordon Lang noticed a lot of these signs when he lived in Clarksville.We went to his old neighborhood this week and stood in the street, facing a house with one of these signs. “They have a driveway, they have a couple of cars, but in front of their house is a ‘no parking’ sign,” Lang said. “Black letters, painted on plywood, so it doesn’t look very official. I always assumed they were trying to see what they could get away with.”The frequency of the signs in his old neighborhood prompted him to submit a question to our ATXplained project: Is it legal to make your own “no parking” signs? Lang saw the signs all the time during the two years he lived in Clarksville.“After a while I wondered if that was actually legal,” he said, “if they could reserve private spots on the street, which is city property, I’m assuming.”“I just want people to be polite”Before digging into the legality of these signs, we wanted to understand the reason people put them up. At a home in Clarksville that had one, we met Karen Pavelka and her husband, Red Wassenich.They bought their house 28 years ago. Over the past five years, they’ve gotten frustrated with the parking situation in the neighborhood. They live yards away from two restaurants, Josephine House and Jeffrey’s, establishments with just a handful of parking spots on their property. Between staff and patrons, a lot of people park on the street.“On this street, on Waterson,” Pavelka said, “people block our driveways routinely.” Credit Martin Do NascimentoKaren Pavelka said that when people park right up on the curb by her backyard in Clarksville, it’s difficult to get in and out. Credit Martin Do NascimentoThat’s Pavelka’s biggest complaint: People not being respectful. She said she’s fine with people using the street to park if they’re going to a restaurant. “I just want people to be polite and not block my driveway,” she said.Not only do people block her driveway, but they also block the gate to her backyard. This is where she put up a sign that said, “Do Not Block Gate.” “They park right up onto the curb, and if I have the bike or the dog, you just fall into their car,” Pavelka said. “So it’s just rude.”“We don’t want confusion”The city hears about situations like what’s going in Clarksville all the time.“If the sign has been put up by someone other than the City of Austin, then no,” said Eric Bollich, managing engineer for the Austin Transportation Department; they’re not legitimate.His department actually sometimes removes these signs – not the ones made with paint and poster board, but more official-looking ones people get online. One sign the department confiscated said “Slow, Pets Playing.” From a distance, you might think the metal sign is real, and that’s the problem Bollich said with residents creating their own signs. “We don’t want confusion by the road user,” he said. “If people start questioning whether they should be there they might start questioning other signs.”Bollich and his staff hear from residents all over the city with complaints similar to Pavelka’s: homeowners getting their driveways blocked, their trash cans run over or garbage left in their yards. He said in the case of a blocked driveway, the homeowner can call the police, because that’s a parking violation.But he also echoes what Karen Pavelka said.“If everyone behaved and treated it like their own neighborhood,” he said, “I think they would go a long way in realizing people live here and they just want respect and a nice neighborhood to live in.” Credit Martin do Nascimento / KUTGordon Lang wanted to know if the handmade “no parking” signs he sees around town are legal. Credit Martin do Nascimento / KUTIn someone else’s shoesWhen told these homemade signs carry no consequences and that some residents put them out after other people intrude in their space, Lang said he appreciates that.When he was in Clarksville, Lang was renting, and he and his fiancée would poke fun of people who put the signs up. But now he owns a house in South Austin.“I park in the driveway and my fiancée parks in the street, because I leave before her in the morning,” he said. “When someone takes her spot, she complains and I just tell her – remember what we complained about in Clarksville.” Share
TIL the new Lightroom CC is almost entirely built in Lua, running the same codebase on iOS, Mac, Windows & Android using Adobe’s new UI system & design language. Seems significant… 🤭— Steve Troughton-Smith (@stroughtonsmith) July 13, 2018 Adobe currently has three dozens apps in the App Store. But one app is still missing. According to a report from Bloomberg, the company could be working on a full-fledged version of Photoshop for the iPad. And it makes sense for a ton of reasons.First, it’s clear that the iPad has become powerful enough to run complicated image editing software. Just two days ago, Serif launched Affinity Designer for the iPad, an Adobe Illustrator competitor. You can also look at benchmarks to find out that the iPad Pro is now more powerful than most mid-range laptops.Second, now that you can effortlessly sync your files and projects across multiple devices, many people work using multiple devices. It’s been true for many years if you’re just working on a Microsoft Word file on your work computer and your personal laptop for instance. Maybe you use Dropbox or OneDrive to stay on the same page. But it’s also true with huge media libraries now.A few years ago, people looked at their devices based on contexts. Maybe you had a work laptop, a couch-computing iPad, a big desktop computer for games, etc. But this is a thing of the past now that you can literally work from all your devices.And when it comes to Photoshop, the Apple Pencil and touch screen makes the iPad a particularly useful device. Maybe you need a big screen to look at a photo, but maybe you want to use the Apple Pencil to interact with the photo.Bringing Photoshop to the iPad could let you seamlessly work on the same file across multiple devices, switching back and forth between those two devices. Illustrators could really use this kind of flexibility and ditch their Wacom tablet.You might remember that Apple has put together a Pro Workflow Team for the same reason. You could imagine launching Final Cut Pro X or Logic Pro X on an iMac and on an iPad to interact with a project in different ways. Apple may not be working on Macs with a touchscreen, but it’s clear that there will be ways to interact with a creative project using your finger or the Apple Pencil.Finally, bringing Photoshop to the iPad makes sense on a business model perspective. Now that Adobe has shifted to a subscription model, the company needs to increase stickiness as much as possible. If you end up spending more time in Adobe apps because your favorite app is on all platforms, you’ll keep paying for Creative Cloud every month.This project will be an engineering achievement. But this isn’t the first time Adobe is developing a single app for multiple platforms. Bloomberg says that we might hear more from Photoshop for iPad at the Adobe Max conference in October. Adobe’s chief product officer of Creative Cloud Scott Belsky confirmed that the company was working on releasing these new versions as quickly as possible.
Little Baby Bum, a YouTube channel which uploads daily nursery rhymes and kids song compilations, sees a big payday.Image: Little baby bumBy Matt Binder2018-09-15 00:21:09 UTC Did you know that a near hour-long collection of children’s nursery rhymes set to 3D animation is the 20th most popular YouTube video ever?The video, with over 2 billion views and counting on the site, was created by the YouTube channel Little Baby Bum. And the husband-and-wife duo behind the popular channel just sold Little Baby Bum, likely for millions of dollars.The exact sale price is confidential, but a social media marketing firm told Bloomberg that the London couple likely made between £6 million to £8.5 million ($7.8 million to $11.1 million).Little Baby Bum’s videos are so popular, that this channel, consisting of daily uploaded video compilations of nursery rhymes and kids songs, is the ninth most watched YouTube channel overall. The channel has over 16 million subscribers and 17.5 billion views.The Little Baby Bum channel was created back in 2011 by Derek and Cannis Holder. Fast forward seven years to 2018 and Little Baby Bum is paying off big time.The channel was purchased by Moonbug, a company started by a group of pros in the entertainment industry with resumes that include Walt Disney and kids TV shows like Yo Gabba Gabba! and the Teletubbies. As Bloomberg points out in its report, Rene Rechtman, one of the industry vets who started Moonbug, previously oversaw the acquisition of another YouTube property. Rechtman was involved in the sale of YouTube network Maker Studios to Disney back in 2015 for hundreds of millions of dollars.Little Baby Bum isn’t an outlier when it comes to children’s content on YouTube. Even with its stumbles related to inappropriate content, YouTube is finding itself with a growing audience of young children. Kids love YouTube. In turn, content created specifically for children is blowing up on the platform.YouTube channels you’ve never heard of — unless you have kids regularly playing the videos uploaded to these channels on a constant loop that haunts you even in your sleep — are doing gangbusters. Channels like ChuChu TV, which uploads kids songs and nursery rhyme content like Little Baby Bum, and FunToys Collector, which has videos of a pair of hands coming from offscreen to unbox and try various kids toys, are also some of YouTube’s most-watched. ChuChu TV currently has about 19.7 million subscribers and 15 billion views. FunToys Collector is not too far behind with roughly 10.7 million subscribers and 14 billion views.One kids YouTube channel you might have heard of is Ryan ToysReview. It’s rise to the very top of the platform in just a few years has garnered a ton of media attention. But even if you’re aware of the channel, you may not be familiar with what a behemoth it’s become.Ryan ToysReview is the third most-watched YouTube channel, according to Social Blade, a social media data tracker. It sits behind two other channels, T-Series, a channel run by a big Bollywood entertainment company in India and the WWE, the publicly traded pro wrestling corporation. Ryan ToysReview, a kids-geared channel featuring a 6-year-old playing with toys along with his mom and dad, has close to 25 billion all-time video views.With the rise of kids content on the YouTube platform, million-dollar sales like that of Little Baby Bum have a good shot at becoming more commonplace.
US Marines | Photo: Flickr/Dvidshub Lambda Legal and OutServe-SLDN filed an injunction with the court to stop the policy.The policy, introduced in February, discharges all service members ‘who are non-deployable for 12-consecutive months’. It’s also known as the ‘Deploy or Get Out’ (DOGO) policy.By default, the military considers HIV-positive service members non-deployable.As the injunction explains, the military ‘has had regulations restricting the service of people living with HIV since well before the advent of effective antiretroviral therapy’.With this newest policy, there is now a ‘de facto prohibition against individuals with HIV’.Meet plaintiff Sergeant Nicholas HarrisonThe plaintiff in this case is Nicholas Harrison, who has been serving since 2000. He deployed two times, first in 2006 to Afghanistan, and then in 2011 to Kuwait.In 2012, he received his HIV diagnosis.Following that, he passed the Oklahoma bar exam for law, moved to DC, and was offered a spot in the Judge Advocate General (JAG) Corps in the DC National Guard. This meant, however, they had to elevate him to officer — and people with HIV cannot be officers. eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) Harrison applied for a medical waiver, but was denied.‘This is about every person living with HIV knowing that they can perform any job in the world, including serving in the military,’ said Harrison.‘Together, we must stop the Pentagon from closing its doors to successful and talented service members. I look forward to the day that I can serve my country to the full extent of my abilities, based on my performance and unfettered by unfounded fears and misperceptions about HIV.’Arguments to end the policyLambda Legal and OutServe-SLDN outline several arguments for why the court should stay the injunction.They first state that the policy violates equal protection, guaranteed by the Constitution. The second works in-hand with the first point, arguing that this heightened scrutiny singles people out and perpetuates the stigma against HIV.It is not unlike Donald Trump’s transgender military ban.City of Cleburne v. Cleburne Living Center was a 1985 Supreme Court case. It ruled that a city’s zoning order discriminated against people with mental disabilities.The injunction uses this precedent to defend their stance that the policy is discriminatory.Finally, they argue that being HIV-positive does not have an impact on military effectiveness.Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . LGBTI groups in the United States asked a federal court to stop the implementation of a Department of Defense policy, which results in the discharge of HIV-positive service military members. 45 senators urge block of Trump’s trans military banThe 19 historic moments that make us miss President ObamaPlanned Parenthood expands transgender services, infuriates conservatives moreRead the full article on Gaystarnews: :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/court-stop-military-discharging-hiv-positive/ GAYSTARNEWS- Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading…
Felipe Carrillo Puerto, Q.R. — A parked bus along the side of the highway is responsible for an accident that claimed the life of two while injuring two others.An accident that ended in a fiery crash occurred Sunday morning while a family was traveling along the Andrés Quintana Roo-Felipe Carrillo Puerto section toward the town of X-Hazil.Police say that a large passenger bus and small private truck were completely engulfed in flames after the private vehicle rear-ended the parked bus. The accident was recorded at 1:00 a.m. Sunday when Emergency 911 received the call.Police, firemen and medical services rushed to the scene that was called in along the federal highway. When they arrived, they found a Yucatan-plated Nissan truck smashed into the back of a passenger bus.Photo: PGRThe bus apparently suffered mechanical problems and was stopped along the side of the highway, but without any running hazard or warning lights. Reports say that upon impact, the bus almost immediately caught fire, which engulfed the Nissan.Both Nissan passengers, a woman and her grandchild, became trapped inside the truck and died in the fire. Police say inside the truck they found the charred remains of 76-year-old Maria N. In the bed of the truck, they found a deceased minor.Passengers on the bus managed to escape the flames by exiting through windows with only two reporting injuries.Agents of the Federal Police Division closed the road while they removed the burned vehicles and bodies.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)
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